Disease can spread fast, especially in makeshift shelters and sanitation systems. People who are forced to flee their homes have no time to collect their personal hygiene items. As a result, they usually have little protection from disease.
Simple hygiene necessities can make a huge difference in fighting disease and keeping people healthy.
Your gift focuses on the simple hygiene needs of people who’ve lost everything. Hand and body soap, sanitary napkins, laundry soap, a toothbrush, cotton gauze, and a small towel are people’s first line of defense against disease. Community education sessions on hygiene also make a big difference in people’s habits and stymie the spread of disease.
Many of us take the availability of soap for granted. Your gift will remind a loved one how valuable hygiene items are, and they’ll be honored that, on their behalf, you gave people the tools to prevent disease.